I recently completed a color block quilt for my soon to be born third grandchild. The parents decided not to learn if their newborn would be a girl or boy so they chose the neutral colors of grey and mint for decorating the nursery. I love this combination of colors and since I had made a grey strip quilt a year ago (see that post here) I actually had some leftover fabric I could use. The mint fabric I ordered from Carousel Designs where my daughter had picked out this fabric for some of the nursery linens. You can bet I made sure it was 100% cotton quilting fabric before I ordered it so as not to have the issue I had with my last quilt (read all about that here.)
I cut out all the pieces including the white borders.
For some reason I did not take any pictures of piecing this quilt but did get one of the basting process.
The hand quilting went very quickly since I just quilted “in the ditch” around each of the blocks. I made the binding out of the mint fabric, sewed it to the quilt on the machine, then hand finished it. I really like the binding process and I think that is because it just finishes the quilt so nicely.
Baby quilts are so fun to make, they go so quickly and I always think about the sweet little newborn who will be using it.
4 thoughts on “Color Block Quilt”
It looks great! You do such a nice job. My children & I have baby quilts made by our grandmothers. Such nice keepsakes!
Awesome job Theresa! I can’t believe the baby will be here so soon!!! Exciting…
Love this – amazing colours! I love how you used the mint for the binding.